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Dip. Counselling, BACP member

About me

Hello, and welcome.

I trained in Humanistic counselling, believing that all people have inherent worth and are to be respected for the life experience, whatever this may be. We all have an innate tendency towards growth, change and realising our full potential, but sometimes we need more space and time to be heard and understood, so we can uncover and process our pain, in a safe, non-judgemental environment, at our own pace. I see my work as a therapist in creating such a space, so that clients are better able to process their journeys and find their own way in our sometimes difficult world.

Although this is primarily a listening therapy, I am also trained in expressive arts therapy and do include this within my practice, if a client so wishes; this often accesses deeper emotions which may have been buried many years. Some of the mediums used are clay work, and drawing. I work from home and provide all materials and space to facilitate this work.

As well as being a therapist, I have also worked as a sixth-form English Literature teacher, tutor and coach for twenty years, so am both comfortable and experienced communicating with older teenagers (18+) and young adults, as well as adults of all ages including elderly clients.

Working with people of all ages, at their own pace, means some come for as little as six weeks, some for a year: all is valuable.

Often when clients choose therapy, they come with an idea of their issues, only to find, as therapy develops, that more issues unfold. We thus work together, as therapist and client, with what the whole person brings, in the moment. However, below are some of the issues I am both trained in and have dealt with.

I am BACP registered, adhering to their code of conduct and ethics. I work in private practice from my home in Haslemere, and also at a local counselling charity, Crossways, where I have been for several years.

Testimonials

'Jenny is a kind, empathetic and very professional therapist. She is an excellent listener. During my treatment she helped me to get to the root of my issues and encouraged me to build a new life...She taught me that nothing is impossible when you have faith in yourself.'  Charlotte, aged 47.

'I am so happy I met Jenny, she has helped me through all my issues and gave me the tools to help me through the tough times. Jenny is truly an inspiration to me and I will be forever grateful to her. She has given me the motivation to follow my head and my heart and to believe in myself. I would recommend Jenny in a heartbeat.'

Anna, aged 40

'Jenny made me feel comfortable. She listened to everything I said and understood what I was saying. I felt respected and valued as a person. I have learnt so much about myself. Jenny is a calm, knowledgeable and empathetic lady who helped me to find myself when I had lost my direction.'

Linda 

Training, qualifications & experience

Anxiety, abuse (domestic, emotional, financial, sexual), anger management, bereavement, depression, family issues, gender issues, health issues (miscarriage, infertility, life-changing illnesses), life stages, low self-esteem, loss, PTSD, relationship issues (divorce, separation), sexuality, spirituality, stress, trauma, work issues (bullying, redundancy).

Recent training

  • Expressive arts therapy – University of Chichester
  • Working with trauma – Nscience
  • Working with confusion and stuckness – Relate

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Humanistic person-centred counselling
  • Post-graduate diploma in teaching
  • BA in English Literature and Language

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Do contact me to book a free 30-minute initial session. We can then discuss fees and appointments. 

When I work

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Haslemere, Surrey, GU27

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Off-road parking. 15 minute walk from Haslemere train station. 10 minute walk from Haslemere town centre.

Online platforms

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